Alongside music, culture and lifestyle Nigerians and Ghanaians have a lot in common. Also foodwise but maybe they just don’t know about that. The following dishes have different names, although the taste, ingredients and preparation are very similar.

Here are 10 Nigerian and Ghanaian dishes, that are loved by countries.


1. Suya

In Nigeria it is called Suya, in Ghana Chichinga. Both means roasted meat.

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2. Ofada Rice

The Nigerian Ofada Rice is a little bit lighter compared to the Ghanaian Waakye. Both is served in a green leaf and is eaten with a special sauce.


3. Puff Puff

Puff Puff is a typical street food snack from Nigeria. The snack made of flour, sugar, water and yeast is very famous in Ghana. They like to call it Buff Loaf.


4. Fried Plantain

Fried plantain is an important staple food in a lot of parts of Africa. Fried, the Nigerians call it Dodo, the Ghanaians Korkor.

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5. Akara

Nigerian Akara or Ghanaian Koose is a specialty that consists of beans. While frying it the dough forms into little balls.

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6. Fried Plantain

Fried plantain is very famous in both countries. In Nigeria the streetfood is called Boli, in Ghana it’s called Kofi Brokeman. The Ghanaian name is based on the fact that the dish is very ceap and sold on the streets so broke people can afford it as well.


7. Palmnut soup

Banga (Nigerian) or Abenkwan (Ghanaian) is a soup that is made of palm nuts. The soup is a favourite in both countries.


8. Fufu

A dish that is called the same in both countries: Fufu. Admittedly, in some parts of Nigeria it is also known as Akpu. The mash is is a common main dish and can be eaten with a variety of  side dishes.


9. Egusi

Eguisi or like the Ghanaians like to call it Akota, is a protein-rich seed of the cucurbitaceous plant.


10. Chin Chin

Chin Chin is the Nigerian equivalent to the Ghanaian Atwemon. It’s a snack made of wheat flour and is fried in a similar way like donuts.